LAHORE (APP) - President US Chamber of Commerce Thomas Donohue has fully supported the longstanding just demand of duty-free imports of Pak products on an urgent basis to bail the country out of super flood devastation. Talking to APP here Saturday, founder President Pak-US Business Council and veteran trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik said the US Chamber of Commerce USCC had realized the gravity of worst ever devastation by floods in history which not only washed away the basic infrastructure but also damaged agriculture, livestock, fisheries, communication and industrial sectors in Pakistan. Now the USCC Chief has strongly urged US President Barrack Obama to help flood ravaged Pakistan by getting Congress to pass stalled legislation that would allow duty-free imports of selected Pakistani products. Iftikhar said Thomas Donohue in his letter addressed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, in the light of flood devastation that recently struck Pakistan, stressed the crucial need to work together to secure Congress approval of the legislation on an urgent basis. Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZ) bill proposed by former President George W Bush to aid Pakistans recovery from a deadly earthquake in 2005 has been languishing for years in the face of Congressional opposition. Iftikhar said that during his last meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Pakistan, she was urged to provide immediate direct market access to Pak products on zero duty to help stabilize its bleak economy which suffered irreparable colossal loss in memory in the war on terror and now because of superfloods. The ROZ programme aims to create jobs in Pakistan and Afghanistan by providing duty-free access to the US for certain goods made in approved zones within two countries. Donohues letter further said that US businesses in his group believe the effectiveness of the proposed ROZs programme could be enhanced by expanding legislations product coverage and geographic research. Extending duty-free treatment to cotton trousers and shirts which account for about two thirds of Pakistans apparel exports to the US but only import would not hurt textile producers but boost US investment in that sector, the letter said. Pakistans biggest exports to the US are cotton clothing and household goods. Those items accounted for $2,4b of its total exports of $3.2b to the US last year. Iftikhar Ali Malik said that entire Pak business community including Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body of chambers and all its affiliated chambers thanked USCC for supporting their demand and hoped that USCC under the sagacious and dynamic leadership of Thomas Donohue, will exercise their influence on Obamaa administration for getting the bill passed which will not only strengthen Pak-US relations but also restore the confidence of Pak people.